Use and Characteristics of E-Health Record Systems Among Office-based Physician Practices

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 26, 2014

Use and Characteristics of Electronic Health Record Systems Among Office-based Physician Practices: United States, 2001–2013. Chun-Ju Hsiao, Ph.D., and Esther Hing, M.P.H. HHS/CDC. January 2014.

  • “In 2013, 78% of office-based physicians used any type of electronic health record (EHR) system, up from 18% in 2001.
  • In 2013, 48% of office-based physicians reported having a system that met the criteria for a basic system, up from 11% in 2006. The percentage of physicians with basic systems by state ranged from 21% in New Jersey to 83% in North Dakota.
  • In 2013, 69% of office-based physicians reported that they intended to participate (i.e., they planned to apply or already had applied) in “meaningful use” incentives. About 13% of all office-based physicians reported that they both intended to participate in meaningful use incentives and had EHR systems with the capabilities to support 14 of the Stage 2 Core Set objectives for meaningful use.
  • From 2010 (the earliest year that trend data are available) to 2013, physician adoption of EHRs able to support various Stage 2 meaningful use objectives increased significantly.”

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